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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


Lanier appointed Wallace Kuralt Early Career Distinguished Scholar

Associate professor Paul Lanier, Ph.D., has been appointed a Wallace Kuralt Early Career Paul LanierDistinguished Scholar. The appointment acknowledges a faculty member’s high level of productivity in teaching, publishing, research, and service, as well as overall contributions to the School of Social Work community, including through mentoring of other junior faculty and doctoral students. 

Tate Talks annual series kicks off on Sept. 26


Carl Castro, Ph.D., will present "Military Transitions and Veteran Health and Wellbeing" for the first Tate Talk of the 2019–2020 academic year.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. It is free and open to the public.

Mourning Maeda Galinsky, a legend at our School

Maeda Galinsky, Ph.D.Maeda Galinsky, Ph.D., a long-time social work scholar, researcher, teacher and mentor, died on Sept. 9, 2019. She was 84.

Known as the “Grand Dame of the School of Social Work,” Galinsky retired from the UNC School of Social Work in 2015 following 50 years of service. A pioneer scholar for her work with groups and with intervention research, Galinsky was the longest-serving member of the School’s faculty.

Goings to lead $1.5 million SAMHSA project

Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D.A new $1.5 million intervention research project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to help prevent substance abuse among youth in North Carolina’s rural communities, with project activities centered in Robeson County.

UNC School of Social Work associate professor Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D., will develop “Substance Use Prevention and Education for Robeson (SUPER)” with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The five-year project will begin in October 2019.

MSW student awarded Career Development Grant from AAUW

Image of Sylvia BasquezSabrina Basquez, an MSW student at the UNC School of Social Work, has been awarded a $12,000 Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a national grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of millions of women by supporting their education.   

Basquez, who is completing her final year of study in the School’s 3-year Triangle Program, is among 259 recipients from across the globe to receive an AAUW award, which will help to pay for her tuition and other living expenses.